Alumni Reflections

Michael Kaufman (JD '07) and His Work on Challenging Immigration Detention after Stanford

Alumni Reflections
“Immigration law is incredibly complex, some say second only to the tax code,” says Kaufman, JD ’07 (BA ’03), and yet immigration is a civil matter and detainees have no right to counsel. He recalls thinking, “We’ve got to do something to help these people.”

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Two MLC Students Awarded Prestigious 2015 Skadden Fellowship

Nisha Kashyap (JD ‘15) and Stacy Villalobos (JD ‘15) were each awarded a fellowship with the Skadden Fellowship Foundation on December 11, 2014. Now in its 26th year, this highly competitive program funds a total of 28 elite law school graduates and law clerks to work for nonprofit organizations in the public interest. Eight of the 2015 fellows are from California, and Nisha and Stacy are among them.

Stacy—an alum of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic—will join the Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Center in San Francisco, which focuses on direct representation to low-wage, immigrant women workers in Fresno, California. The Center uses community education, impact litigation and advocacy to expand and protect clients’ rights, capitalizing on recently passed state laws to strengthen worker protections.

Nisha – an alum of both the Youth and Education Law Project and the Community Law Clinic – will join The Alliance for Children’s Rights in Los Angeles, where she will work with the L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative to dismantle the common barriers to educational attainment that transition-age foster youth encounter, using direct services, stakeholder training, and state and local policy advocacy.

Ten Year Anniversary of the Immigrants' Rights Clinic

The Immigrants’ Rights Clinic recently celebrated 10 years of legal services, impact litigation, and excellent teaching at Stanford Law School.

Learn More About 10th Anniversary Event
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